Commuter Periphery Permits: CK

Commuter periphery (CK) permits provide a cost-effective parking option for students who wish to park on the campus periphery.

The periphery lots are served by direct shuttle service to the entire campus via the Blue, White, and Yellow bus routes.

CK permit holders are required to relocate their vehicles for home football games.


Commuter permits are restricted to students who live outside a one-mile radius of campus. These permits do not allow for overnight parking on campus without prior authorization from UK Transportation Services. Authorization for overnight parking can be granted for unusual or temporary circumstances.


CK permits are available by the semester or by the academic year:

  • 2023-2024 annual price (based on the eight-month academic year): $272
  • 2023-2024 fall or spring semester only: $136.

Students who no longer need or desire periphery parking during any portion of the year may choose to return their permit for a pro-rated refund.

CK Parking Locations

Student periphery parking is available in the Kroger Field Red and Blue Lots, as well as the Commonwealth Drive Lot and College Way West Lot.

In addition to authorizing parking in all designated student periphery parking areas, CK permits also authorize the permit holder to park in most employee intermediate parking areas after 3:30 p.m. and in most employee core areas after 5 p.m. However, signage at the entry to parking areas and any additional control signage, curb markings and other parking control devices within these areas take precedence over maps and general campus information.

Parking Privileges & Enforcement Hours

Student periphery parking areas are enforced for permits under the following schedule:
Student periphery permit required:  Monday through Friday: 5 am to 3:30 pm
Any valid UK permit:  Monday through Thursday: 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm
No permit required:  Friday after 3:30 pm and all day on Saturday and Sunday

Purchase Process & Calendar

CK periphery permits will go on sale starting Wednesday, July 19, 2023.

Please note that these permits do not sell out; they remain available throughout the year, not just at the start of the fall and spring semesters.